Thursday, August 26, 2010


On Slashdot today:

"The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Facebook has sued a tiny start-up called over the use of 'book' in its name. The start-up, which has two employees, aims to provide tools for teachers to manage their classrooms and share lesson plans and other resources. 'Effectively they're bombing a mosquito here, and we're not sure why they want to do that,' co-director Greg Shrader told the Tribune. Facebook said its use of 'book' in its name is 'highly distinctive in the context of online communities and networking websites.' Facebook apparently is alleging that no other online 'network of people' can use the word 'book' in its name without violating its trademark."


You have to be kidding me, does Facecrook realize that internet "book"s have different types? Facebook, Teachbook, XXXbook, whatever! This is just stupid. I -really- hope the judge agrees with me on this one. How exactly does freedom of speech work if you stoop to the nonsence the lawyers are up to these days... for the REAL Spacebook

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lol, payback for greedy bloggers! Heck yea!

So, as you will notice, I don't advertize on my blog with those crappy adsence ads. I hope everyone can agree how annoying those adds are. It is maddening that some pages are nothing BUT ads to trick you.

Anyway, on CNN today:

"... several small-scale bloggers who were startled to receive letters from the city demanding that they shell out up to $300 for a license allowing them to operate a local business. One of the recipients had raked in a whopping profit of $11 over two years from his blog. "

Lol, you greeeeedy bastard put adsence on to make $11 bucks in 2 years, LOL. Now if you had only made your blog ad free you wouldn't be down $289!!!

This whole thing is crazy, however there is a lesson to be learned DONT BE GREEDY AND DISPLAY ADDS ON YOUR SITE THAT MAKE YOU ALMOST NOTHING AND ANNOY YOUR READERS!

What are you searching for all the time?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


From CNN today:


DON'T: Flash the thumbs-up sign.

THE MESSAGE: It means about the same thing as flipping the bird in the U.S.

DANGER ZONE: Without thinking, you may give someone a thumbs-up when you're eager to show your approval but don't know how to speak the local tongue.

WORK-AROUND: Learn how to say "yes" in the native language instead.


Another alternative would be to learn how to say "God is great!!!!" and run torward the person who is offended. Payback time!


Your 9 wives look vry niiiice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oooo, a shiney new phone!

Got me a new Samsung Strive as my last one died due to getting wet + dropping it too many times causing it to turn off randomly.

New one is pretty nifty. I just purchased a case and screen protectors on EBay for $9 total. I bet it would have cost me $45 in the store. What a rip off.

Speaking of rip off, they charged me a fing $75 early upgrade fee. UGH!

Every year I get older I talk less on the phone... I miss the old days.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Me and my roommate moved all my stuff out Friday and rearranged on Saturday. I felt like I got hit by a train yesterday. Today it only feels like a large truck. I guess I will make this a U*Haul is stupid post...

So I log online Monday and rent a truck though (don't bother going there, thats why I didn't hyperlink lol) and I get a 24' truck to be driving from the closest Uhaul to me to the closest one to drop off and a furniture dolly. I get a call on Thursday to confirm registration. They guy tells me the address for the pick up and I ask "Is that the same address I asked for online?" and he stated "I have no idea." "I guess I can check that myself." It's not the same address. The next day I am packing up and need more boxes. So I head over to the local UHaul. I ask the guy there. So, I have a pick up at X place and I was wondering if I can pick it up here instead. He tells me "Oh you are going to have to call them, but there is no way they would do that. We compete."

You have got to be kidding me... what was going though my head: "Call them the ____ up right now and cancel my pick up and then set me up one. If you compete WHY are you not taking my busness...

Whatever ____ it.

I was running late to pick up the truck so I gave the UHaul a call twice to make sure they were still holding the truck for me. 15 Minutes after I let them know the second time that I am still going to be coming for the truck, Uhaul calls and asks me, guess what... "Are you still going to pick up the truck." "Uh yes... I just talked to them." So they must not even talk to each other when someone calls in to say they are still coming.

So I go pick up the truck from the bad address and the guy goes "I don't have your dolly for rent." Would have been ____ing nice to tell me BEFORE I came here. Also adding "You can BUY one for more money" I go ahead and buy it as I am ____ed without it. WTF!!!! If you have one for sale then you better ____ing have one for rent! Also to note the guy goes "Do you know where you dropping it off?" "Plainville UHaul" "Well I hope you know where that is because its not coming up in our system." Sigh... fine, I will look that up myself also. After I am done with the truck I attempt to drop it off at the UHaul and the place is HORRIBLY MARKED! The only sign I can see for Uhaul is 30 feet back from the road with trees blocking view from both sides, making the time you can see the sign around 1 second from the road. Back and forth 3 times before I park in the place NEXT to it and walk around to find it.

Next stop, again to complain.

You got that right...

So I complain to uhaul and I get a resonce back from to my email. "Please fill out this form to help you" Wtf... I just emailed you all the same information. FILL YOU THE ____ING FORM YOURSELF! Whatever! I complained about that also.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


When in the hell did this happen? By the way, the contents of the bag contain: Fried potato skins and Fried popcorn chicken. LOL, FAIL!

Kentucky Grade Chicken?

IT FINISHED! No ____ing way!

As of just now, 240 hours after my stock vested, the money has deposited into my bank account.

\o/ HOLY _____!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Moving... bleh

On friday I'm moving from Hartford -> Bristol. Its always depressing when you leave a place for the last time. Even though my apartment was a hell hole. Now its time to pack, pack and more pack. I don't think ill bother to get a truck this time. I'll just pile it all on top of my car like this dude!

Man, if you are smart enough to get this to balence then wouldn't you be....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Selling my car

Selling my car! Goodbye VW, I won't miss you dirty piece of crap!

Craigslist Posting
Ebay Posting


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Remember my stock? Yep still no cash in my account... :P

So, its now been 168 hours since my stock vested. I still have yet to recieve it in my E*Trade account. I still have to transfer it to my bank account. This is just stupid...

This dude uses E*Trade also

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I... I can't believe he... is GONE!

Dear friends,

It is with the saddest heart that I pass on the following. Please join me in remembering a great icon.

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly-greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Cap'n Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours as long- time friend, Aunt Jemima, delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very "smart" cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he -- even still, as a crusty old man -- was considered a roll model for millions. Toward the end, it was thought he would rise again, but alas, he was no tart.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children, John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about twenty minutes.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Its a bird! Its a crane!

Our AC at work broke (which led to a HORRIBLE day until they got the AC rerouted from other parts of the building) and needed to be replaced for the 2nd time this month.

I wanted to stand directly under it, but they would probably yell at me. Even worse, I want to jump off the building top with the line tied to me and swing like Tarzan! That would get me killed/arrested/fired or some combination of those. Hopefully not killed and arrested. I wouldn't be able to bail myself out.

It's a bird! It's a crane! Oh wait, thats exactly what it is...

He should have waited until he was in the air and thrown the passanger out the fing door!

CNN story here

Slater apparently had an altercation with a passenger who retrieved a bag from the overhead bin while the plane was still taxiing, according to a source familiar with the incident.

Passengers are required to stay in their seats with their seat belts fastened until the pilot has reached the gate and gives the all-clear sign.

The source said Slater asked the passenger to sit down, but the passenger continued to remove the bag, which struck Slater in the head. Slater asked for an apology, and the passenger refused and cursed at him, the source said.

That's when Slater got on the plane's public address system. Passenger Phil Catelinet wrote on his blog that Slater said, "To the passenger who just called me a motherf-----: f--- you. I've been in this business 28 years, and I've had it."

When the plane stopped at the gate, Slater grabbed some beer from the beverage cart before deploying the emergency slide and leaving.

So, is there any way we can find the fucker who cursed this guy and beat him to death?


and knowing is half the battle!


As figured the stock fell 2.5% in the first few minites of trading and its down $.50

There goes $35, thanks etrade...

2 x /Facepalm

Almost there, I suppose

My stocks FINALLY dropped into my account as sellalbe a couple hours after the market closed. Stock was only down about 7 cents yesterday. I decided to sell em all today. I also FINALLY get a message with a timeframe. (3-5 days) and I bet its going to be 5 now because of the weekend. Also, I will need to trasfer most of it to my bank account which will probably take another 3-5 days...

I bet the stock will go up today just to annoy me also.

Poke, poke, pokepokepokepoke poke

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I find it ever so awsome that my roommate that has the only set of (non copyable) keys decides he wants to sleep during normal day hours and is unavilable by phone, yelling or rocks bouncing off the windows to answer the door.


I am keeping the keys from now on.

This is what im gonna do with my couch...

Natural Selection


CNN Story click here

(CNN) -- Four men died after horsing around in a boat on a southern Idaho reservoir, authorities said late Monday.

The bodies of four men were found Monday evening in the American Falls Reservoir in the same area where the men had fallen into the water a day earlier, said Cpl. Leilani Morgan of the the Power County Sheriff's Department.

The search began Sunday for the four boaters after authorities received a 911 call from a child on their boat, said Power County, Idaho, Sheriff Jim Jeffries. The four men were "horsing around," he said. One man was standing up in the front of the boat and another man pushed him into the water as a joke, not realizing he could not swim, he said.

"There were enough vests for all four adult men to have them on. However, they did not have them on," Morgan said.

Might as well have been a cliff he pushed him over...

Still waiting....

Well, I'm at the 48 hour mark. my stock is still not sellable.

I wonder how many times I have logged into E*Trade since sunday. It kicks me out every 15 min for inactivity. :|

Sure would be nice to have money...

I wonder what sound it made when it shifted...

Monday, August 9, 2010

I figured as much...

So, I have been checking my E*Trade account every couple of hours or so, I just looked and my stocks are FINALLY released! But oh wait.... as I figured, they are not sellable... O.O

I wonder how long this will take...

So now its been 36 hours for something that should be (reasonably) instant...

Sonofa, well at least my stock went up!

Hate kitty hates everything...

What in the heck...

eBay shows notable strength following Skype IPO

9:38 AM ET 8/9/10

EBAY is trading up 5% this morning after Skype filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Goldman, Sachs, J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley will be the joint global coordinators as well as joint book-running managers for the offering.

Now I only wish I knew what that means...

Is the stock going to split or something? Why would Ebay stock be up? I thought they sold Skype.


I hate E*Trade + vesting stock

Hello world!

I remember I went though this pain in the ass a year ago...

Why exactly is it that it takes forever for an electronic transaction to take place? Yesterday I recieved my 2nd year stock vest. (I spent 2 years with this company so I get more stocks that "vest" over 4 years at 1/4 a year) I log in to etrade to set up my trade for the following day. NOPE! the shares are "vested" but not "released" whatever that means. I can't find ANY help on their site on how long it will take to be released to me (electronic should be instant!!!) I also notice that after "released" is "sellable" how much you wanna bet that after they get released to me it will take some time to be sellable. sigh... Meanwhile, since I have such bad luck, my stock will go down...

So far 24 hours passed for something that should be instant.

Oh, and my bank account is negitive...